“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.”
― T.S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood
The parade of Aural Atrocities continues, with Covers III
Nothing is sacred!!!
We have such sights to show you…..
Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 20th June
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
— Hunter S. Thompson
Here we go again, another listener takeover!
You have only yourselves to blame………
Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 6th June
Comes with a “No Repeat” guarantee….. 😉
“I swore I’d be the most famous musician in the world.”
“Dat’s dangerous, dat kinda swear,” said Cliff.
“Isn’t it what every artist wants?” said Buddy.
“In my experience,” said Glod, “what every true artist wants, really wants, is to be paid.”
“And famous,” said Buddy.
“Famous I don’t know about,” said Glod. “It’s hard to be famous and alive. I just want to play music every day and hear someone say, ‘Thanks, that was great, here is some money, same time tomorrow, okay?”
― Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
Every famous song starts somewhere.
Sometimes it starts in a little studio somewhere and creeps out into the light, blinking….
then it’s promptly snapped up and shot into the stratosphere
You’ll probably know all of these songs. But maybe not THESE versions.
These are the Obscure Originals that no-one ever plays.
Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 30th May
“A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, God said let there be lips,
and there were Lips,
and they were good…
Sing Lips, Sing”
Rocky Horror Audience Participa……….tion
Oh what a circus, oh what a show……
Something old, something new, and some things that just simply should not be!
Grab a drink in the foyer, make sure you buy a programme, do NOT sit under the chandelier and settle in for a whistlestop tour of musical mystery!
Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 23rd May
Greetings, Intrepid Listener!
It’s been a very hectic time here at Cabinet central recently and I’m a little bit brain fried!
War and Peace is a weighty subject that deserves respect and a clear head and I’m not sure I can manage that right now, so I’m going to park this theme for the moment and revisit later on in the year.
So, in response to an enthusiastic suggestion from our Twitter crew, I present, for your consideration, the slightly less serious, although still curious, theme:
“Give my regards to Broadway”.
We’re looking for pop covers of songs from musicals – we might stretch to including one or two songs that subsequently became part OF a “jukebox musical”
but ideally we’d prefer to keep it the other way around!
Please send requests in the usual way
Tweet to #xmcab including the word “request” and the artist and title of the song
Use our incredibly convenient Request Form
Email us at email@example.com
What’s that you say? Let’s do the show right here?
“Eurovision is an exciting, camp, foolish spectacle.
You can’t top it. It is fun, light entertainment.
It is the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world.
It is not about politics or asserting your place in the community, not even about national pride.
It is not an opportunity to show your neighbours how much you love them.
It is about picking the best popular song in Europe.”
Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it
Yes, it’s May and it’s time for Eurovision
The Cabinet opens its doors on Europe and brings you some curious music and factoids
**Features an interview. With an actual person. Who was heavily involved with a Eurovision entry. And went to the final and everything**
Join us from 8-10, Wednesday 9th May